Here are a couple more moon shots that I took tonight. They did not come out that hot the bugs were getting to me.
I did me a bit of research and decided that I would try out the Telrad finder.
So I ordered 1
As you can see it fits nicely between the 2″ focuser and the 9 x 50 finder scope. I have not used the 9 x 50 finder scope since I put the Telrad on. I really REALLY like the Telrad it just seems natural to use.
And best of all, there are a lot of charts out there that use the Telrad concentric rings.
DeepSky Does use the Telrad rings on it charts.
Well, last night I got to take the new scope out.
Man what a night, have you ever had one of those nights that you just got into the ZONE ?
I played around in Sagittarius and Scorpius.
I have a pretty dark site that I go to. It’s just a couple of miles out of town.
M8 (NGC 6523), the Lagoon Nebula
M17 (NGC 6618), the Omega, Swan, or Horseshoe Nebula
M20 (NGC 6514), The Trifid Nebula
M22 (NGC 6656)
M23 (NGC 6494)
M24 (NGC 6603)
M25 (IC 4725)
M55 (NGC 6809)
M 4 (NGC 6121)
M 6 (NGC 6405) the Butterfly Cluster
M 7 (NGC 6475)
M 80 (NGC 6093)
It was just one of those GRAND NIGHTS !
Now this is a REAL scope —
I can’t wait till I get first light with it!
The telescope in the background is my Mead DS-2130AT.
We went to a liquidation place and they had a Mead DS-2130AT for a song and a dance.
I have always wanted a REAL scope and I just could not pass on this deal.
It a 5 inch Newtonian Reflector Telescope. It has GOTO that I though was pretty cool.